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Wisconsin Deja Vu: Collective Bargaining on the Ballot in Michigan

byeBarry Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 7:40 PM
Abolish all public service unions!

We’ve seen Wisconsin and New Jersey – two deep blue states – eschew their traditional heavy support for unions and now, it seems Michigan could follow suit. The Mitten, one of America’s union strongholds, has several proposals on the ballot that will serve as interesting indicators of where unions now stand in the eyes of Michiganders.

There are six proposals on the ballot, five of which propose to amend the state constitution – in other words, they carry a little more weight than an ordinary, repeal-able statute. The Freep [the Detroit Free Press, for those who aren’t local!] has...